JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A federal jury has found a man known as "John Doe" guilty of aggravated identity theft and fraud charges involving the United States Navy and JAXPORT.
According to court documents and evidence, the man, known only as John Doe, assumed the identity of a living victim and had lived under that identity for over two decades. By using the victim's social security number, John Doe was able to get at least 23 different goverment identification cards in the victim's name.
Among the government ID's he was able to get were a passport, two Mayport Naval Station Military contractor identification cards, three Florida identification cards, six replacement social security cards, and a Transportation Worker Identification Credentials badge from the TSA at JAXPORT. The TWIC badge gave John Doe access to several secure areas of JAXPORT.
John Doe was arrested on a federal warrant while he was in state custody for fraud charges.
He was found guilty on seven counts of aggravated identity theft, six counts of falsely representing a social security number and one count of passport fraud.
He has a sentencing hearing scheduled on August 27. He could face a minimum sentence of two years in federal prison for each aggravated identity theft charge, as many as five years in federal prison for each charge of falsely representing a Social Security Number, and a maximum of 10 years for passport fraud.
Although John Doe has two known aliases, "Leroy" and "L.T.H.", law enforcement officers still have not positively identified him.